Summer Grilling: Do You Prefer Gas or Charcoal?

Kim Conte
Food & Party

summer vacation guidegrillHere's a common question that's especially important given that Memorial Day—a.k.a. the first official day of grilling!— is tomorrow.

When it comes to grilling, which do you prefer: Gas or charcoal?

I love the smoky, charred flavor meat takes on when it's cooked over charcoal. But charcoal grills sometimes take a long time to heat up, and I'm usually too hungry and excited about devouring burgers, hot dogs, etc. to wait—for these times, I prefer gas grills.

And you? Check out's guide to gas versus charcoal, then take our poll:


When it comes to grilling, which do you prefer?

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